Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

12, Darling Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia


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Weddings at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Combining refined French elegance with breathtaking waterfront views, Sofitel Darling Harbour is a popular venue choice for luxury hotel weddings in Sydney. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or an extravagant celebration, you’ll find the perfect venue at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Say your vows on the hotel’s beautiful pool terrace overlooking Darling Harbour, then head down to the Magnifique Ballroom for a glamorous wedding reception.

The Sofitel’s dedicated wedding team comprises on-the-ground specialists who will be there throughout the entire planning process to ensure your vision comes to life effortlessly. Pair their expertise with mouthwatering French-inspired fine dining menus, bespoke beverage packages, and an enviable waterfront location, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous five-star hotel wedding venue in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour.

The Scene at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

If you’re on the hunt for a modern hotel wedding venue in Sydney with a distinctly European feel, you’ll fall in love with Sofitel’s chic French flair. Nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour, this sophisticated five-star hotel offers an array of elegant event spaces that are perfect for luxurious Sydney weddings.

With its contemporary French-inspired design and subtle cream tones, the Magnifique Ballroom at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers a stylish setting for glamorous Sydney weddings. Whether your vision is classic and elegant or modern and luxurious, this versatile blank canvas space can be styled beautifully to suit any wedding theme.

In collaboration with the hotel’s award-winning executive chef and head barman, Sofitel’s dedicated weddings team is proud to offer three luxurious wedding packages. No matter which package you choose for your wedding, you’ll be blown away by the decadent three-course fine dining menus and carefully curated inclusions. Each package includes overnight accommodation in one of the luxuriously appointed guest rooms or suites at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.

Relax on your wedding weekend and make the most of the hotel’s five-star amenities. Soak up the French Riviera vibes at the rooftop pool overlooking Darling Harbour, or unwind with a heavenly bathing experience from Sofitel’s indulgent in-room bath menu. Your guests will love the hotel’s enviable location in the heart of Darling Harbour, just moments away from incredible shops, attractions, and restaurants.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Wedding Ceremonies

At Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, the French Riveria-inspired pool terrace offers a unique setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies, with panoramic views of Darling Harbour and the city skyline. If you’re worried about inclement weather, the hotel’s light-filled Murphy and Byrne rooms are popular indoor ceremony venue options.

Situated at the southern end of Darling Harbour, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is a beautiful location for outdoor wedding ceremonies near Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Say your vows amid cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and picturesque bridges, then head to the Sofitel for an elegant wedding reception.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Wedding Receptions

The elegant Magnifique Ballroom is the hotel’s most popular reception venue, with its soaring high ceilings and flexible interiors. This versatile space boasts a neutral, contemporary colour palette that can be dressed up to suit any wedding style. Most couples opt for a banquet-style reception dinner on round tables in the ballroom, set up with a stage and dancefloor.

For a more intimate celebration, why not host a cocktail reception in the glamorous Champagne Bar at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour? This luxurious space features chic interiors, warm mahogany-hued timber floors, cosy leather booth seating, and stunning views over Sydney’s city skyline. Your wedding guests can sip Champagne and indulge in freshly shucked oysters as they soak up the panoramic harbour views.

No matter which venue you choose, Sofitel’s dedicated in-house wedding team will transform the space into your dream reception venue. They are connected to the best local suppliers in Sydney and will help you curate every detail, from table settings and floral arrangements to menus and DJs.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s bespoke wedding packages and fine dining French-inspired menus will ensure an unforgettable and seamless experience for your wedding reception. Depending on your budget and guest list, choose from their signature Amour, Luxe, and Magnifique packages. 

Sofitel’s Magnifique Reception Package includes:

  • Three-course alternate serve dinner
  • Five-hour beverage package
  • Selection of three canapés
  • Complimentary menu tasting for four people
  • Complimentary Prestige Suite for the wedding couple
  • Three complimentary car parking spaces
  • Wireless microphone and audio system
  • Chair covers
  • Complimentary hire of the function space based on minimum numbers

Wedding Photography Near Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour are:

  • Darling Harbour
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • King Street Wharf
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House
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sitting Up to 280 Sitting
standing Up to 450 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 590
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 90
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

  • Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Weddings

    Magnifique Ballroom

    The hotel’s Magnifique Ballroom offers the perfect setting for elegant wedding receptions, gala dinners, awards nights, and milestone birthday celebrations. This versatile event space boasts high ceilings, neutral tones, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The ballroom can accommodate 450 standing guests or 280 seated on round tables.

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  • Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Private Events

    Champagne Bar

    The Sofitel’s glamorous Champagne Bar features chic interiors, warm mahogany-hued timber floors, cosy leather booth seating, and panoramic views over Sydney’s city skyline. This space is best suited to sophisticated cocktail events, with a maximum capacity of 150 guests.

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  • Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Corporate Event Venue

    Murphy Room

    Boasting warm mahogany accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant marble details, the light-filled Murphy Room is ideal for wedding ceremonies, seminars, cocktail parties, and presentations. This space can accommodate 94 guests in a cocktail setting or 60 seated guests.

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  • Byrne Room

    This contemporary corner room is flooded with natural light thanks to two floor-to-ceiling window walls. With its high ceiling and luxurious fit-out, Byrne Room is the ultimate versatile space that’s perfect for cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, and corporate seminars.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Taronga Zoo
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
  • Darling Quarter
  • Madame Tussauds

Restaurants nearby:

  • Kazbah
  • Cafe del Mar Sydney
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Little Snail

Venue Testimonials

I stayed here for my wedding night and the staff really went out of their way to make us feel special. Beautiful rooms, incredible views, good food and a convenient location. It's very pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Thank you to all the staff for making our wedding night that little bit more special!

Andreas A.

Absolutely amazing hotel. We had the best stay and were looked after from start to finish by friendly and professional staff who were eager to help with anything at all. We had a corner room overlooking the harbour and it was incredible.

Bethany F.

The space and amenities are modern, the dining options are fantastic. This is my go-to hotel for special occasions. Highly recommend.

Belinda T.

Frequently Asked Questions

Package pricing starts from $199 per person, however packages can be tailored to suit your needs

The Magnifique Ballroom can accommodate 280 seated guests or 450 guests in a cocktail-style setting. The Champagne Bar has room for 150 guests for cocktail events. The Murphy Room is ideal for intimate events, with space for 60 seated or 94 standing guests.

Weddings at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour must end by 1am.

Weddings here are refined and elegant, with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel and sweeping Darling Harbour views. Most couples opt for a reception in the hotel’s opulent Magnifique Ballroom, set up banquet style with a stage and dancefloor.

This luxury 5-star hotel has 590 guest rooms, ranging from their Superior Rooms to Suites. Spread over 35 floors in Darling Harbour’s tallest building, each room features the latest technology, stunning harbour views, and contemporary designs with chic French touches.

Yes. There are 90 car parking spaces on-site with valet parking available.

Expect French-inspired fine dining menus designed by Sofitel’s award-winning executive chef, Eric Costille. Each meticulously prepared dish celebrates exceptional local produce and mouthwatering seasonal flavours.


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